After a Canadian Grand Prix that seemed to remain in second-gear for majority of the race, Sebastian Vettel moved ahead of Lewis Hamilton by a single point to take the lead in the Driver Standings for 2018. There’s much happening in the F1 World behind the scenes, and here’s the latest:
• Verstappen Responds to Criticism
Max Verstappen has responded boldly to criticism in recent weeks of his brash racing style. Max has failed to finish a large degree of races this season, leading many to criticise his style, with many stating he should change to a conservative approach or risk demotion. Verstappen has come out saying “I get really tired of all the comments… I will never do that because it has brought me to where I am now…”
• F1 Receives Lowest UK Audience of Modern Era
Formula 1 failed to receive a large audience for the Canadian GP, receiving its lowest UK rating of the modern era. After a strong start to the season, F1’s UK audience suffered with coverage of the F1 by Sky and Channel 4 going up against ITV’s Soccer Aid, a charity football match, which was free-to-air. This was not helped by the Canadian GP being received by the F1 World as largely lacklustre with a runaway winner in Sebastian Vettel and a lack of overtaking.
• Red Bull Rumoured to Announce Honda Deal
Autobild are reporting Red Bull are expected to announce a deal with Honda sooner than later. Honda are currently engine suppliers for Toro Rosso and have shown much promise and reliability to the start of the 2018 season. The deal would be a major setback for Renault, who would lose their most prominent customer in Red Bull.
And that wraps up everything in F1 for this week. Stay tuned next week for more from the F1 Weekly Roundup!